pʰu:ket is a city located in the southeast of Phuket Island
. It is the capital of the Phuket Province
, covering all of the island. As of 2007 the city has a population of 75,573 people. It covers the subdistricts (tambon
) Talad Yai and Talad Nuea of Mueang Phuket district
On February 13 2004 the town was elevated to city status (thesaban nakhon).